Kotoko ended Karela’s perfect record in Aiyinase, Legon Cities shared the spoils with Hearts of Oak and Dreams got the job done against Eleven Wonders in Techiman.
Here are the talking points for matchday 13:
Kotoko break Karela’s home record
Kotoko’s trip to Aiyinase for the showdown with Karela was not met with much optimism and rightly so.
Karela were the only side to hold a 100% record at home this campaign (6 wins) and had scored 14 goals in the process.
The hosts were also on an amazing 56 game unbeaten run at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park but Kotoko sent shockwaves with a 2-0 win.
With 13 points earned on the road, the Porcupine Warriors are now the strongest team away from home.
The race for the league title is getting hotter and the Kumasi-based side need every point they can get.
AshantiGold not ready to challenge for the title
At the early stages of the campaign, AshantiGold were considered favorites.
The belief came as no surprise due to the free scoring nature of the Miners especially on home ground.
After six games at the Len Clay Stadium, the Obuasi-based side were yet to taste defeat but it all came to an end at the hands of struggling Liberty Professionals.
Ironically, an Obuasi-born and bred footballer Kwaku Karikari, was the goalscorer in the 1-0 loss.
AshantiGold had problems leading up to the clash and still do after the defeat. They haven’t won a game since 10th January (D2 L3).
Thanks to their poor form, AshantiGold have dropped from a top four team to a mid table side. Milovan Circovic will be under pressure to turn things around.
Dreams may have enough to make top four
Who would have thought that a managerial change could bring so much positivity to Dreams FC?
Prior to the appointment of Vladislav Viric, the Still Believe boys had won just once in seven games.
Since the Serbian’s appointment, Dreams are unbeaten in seven games (W4 D3) following an impressive away win over Eleven Wonders.
This side were relegation favorites in the first quarter. Surprisingly, they are prospects for top four as we approach the second quarter.
Viric’s impact must be commended, the players improved form must also be appreciated.
Legon Cities show resurgence despite dropping points
A few weeks ago, Legon Cities were on the lips of many stakeholders for the wrong reasons.
Their biggest signing, Asamoah Gyan, had limited game time and was injured for multiple games.
They found it difficult to get goals but now, their problems have seemingly disappeared.
A 5-2 victory over AshantiGold was thought to be a fluke. The 1-1 draw with Hearts of Oak provides a different story. It was a game that should have been won by the Royals.
After going unbeaten in their last four games, Legon Cities are now one point above the relegation zone (14 points). Bashir Hayford’s plans are gradually taking effect.
Away wins the main story in matchday 13
Prior to the start of the current campaign, fans and pundits mostly agreed on the handicap of teams on the road.
Even after 100 games, only 14 were attributed to away victories. Matchday 13 however, was arguably the best for travelling teams.
Kotoko managed to break the foothold of Karela at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park.
Perhaps, the most shocking one was the victory recorded by Liberty Professionals over AshantiGold in Obuasi.
Dreams also got the job done against Eleven Wonders and more.
It could be the start of many away victories in the competition this campaign.
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